lead line cook resume example with 3+ years of experience

(555) 432-1000,
Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA 94105

Prompt line cook cultivates fast-paced environment by efficiently and systematically assembling meals. Dynamic individual develops meals briskly and accurately while working stand-alone or within team settings. Self-motivated Line Cook used to working in busy kitchen. Proficient in preparing main dishes, appetizers, salads and desserts. Experienced training and supervising new employees.

  • Spoilage prevention
  • Ingredient preparation
  • Plating and presentation
  • Quality control
  • Food assembly
  • Kitchen organization
  • Food processing
  • Safe food handling
  • Operating fryers and grills
  • Cleaning and sanitization
  • Food preparation
  • Plating dishes
  • Stocking supplies
  • Kitchen equipment cleaning
  • Frying
  • Stocking ingredients
  • Preparing ingredients
  • Grilling
  • Team management
  • Team building
  • Planning and coordination
  • Operational improvement
  • Supervision
Education and Training
DeKalb High School Smithville, TN, Expected in 05/2007 High School Diploma : - GPA :
ServSafe Smithville , Expected in 06/2020 : - GPA :

ServSafe Certification

  • ServSafe
The Rock Wood Fired Pizza - Lead Line Cook
Kennewick, WA, 05/2019 - 07/2020

Lead the kitchen team. Trained new employees. Ensured fast and fresh delivery of products. Kitchen setup. Lead prep until promoted to manager June 2020. Expo.

  • Collaborated with others to discuss new menu and recipe opportunities.
  • Handled all delegated tasks, including setting up the kitchen, breaking down the kitchen and truck orders.
  • Collaborated in development of servsafe and health department procedures.
  • Improved operations by working with team members and owners to find workable solutions.
  • Improved employee performance by providing constructive suggestions and encouragement.
  • Precooked garnishes such as bacon pieces for later use to top off fresh dishes.
  • Maintained consistent quality and high accuracy when preparing identical dishes every day.
  • Developed strategies to enhance catering and retail foodservice revenue and productivity goals.
  • Developed new recipes based on knowledge of consumer tastes, ideal nutritional needs and budgetary considerations.
  • Prepared sandwiches, specialty items and custom orders to meet guest requests.
  • Prepared more than 200 dishes per day in fast-paced kitchen environment while maintaining high customer satisfaction rate.
  • Created nutritious, safe, visually appealing, innovative and properly prepared and flavored food.
  • Modified standard recipes to account for ingredient issues or customer requests, including allergen concerns.
  • Recorded and reported status of various ingredient stock levels to notify manager to reorder products.
  • Restocked all food items throughout shift to guarantee cooks had all necessary ingredients needed for service.
  • Washed and peeled ingredients to prepare for use in different meals and recipes.
  • Maintained hygienic kitchen by regularly mopping, disinfecting workspace and washing all utensils and glassware.
  • Kept stations stocked and ready for use to maximize productivity.
  • Executed proper techniques when preparing menu item ingredients.
  • Put together multiple, concurrent orders during customer rushes, including dinner and lunch hours.
  • Collaborated with team to deliver timely service of items.
  • Batch cooked food items during peak service hours to minimize wait time.
  • Prepared up to 100+ orders per shift in busy bar restaurant.
  • Created approximately 10+ orders simultaneously during busy periods.
  • Grilled and deep fried various foods, including meats, potatoes and fish.
  • Properly garnished and arranged orders on plates and trays.
  • Operated all kitchen equipment safely to avoid injuries.
  • Followed recipes to maintain restaurant standards and satisfy customers.
  • Cooked various items, including beef, fish and chicken, providing customers with perfectly-cooked options and sides.
  • Cooked food following specific measurements and recipes.
  • Set up work stations prior to opening to minimize prep time.
  • Built pizzas using proper amount of dough and quantities of toppings according to specifications.
  • Sanitized food preparation areas, grills and equipment to avoid cross-contamination from raw items.
  • Prepped vegetables and sauce ingredients by washing, chopping and dicing.
  • Cleaned grill frequently, as necessary and when requested by customers with food allergies to remove food residue and prevent cross-contamination issues.
  • Properly utilized various cooking utensils to prepare range of food items.
  • Offered support to other stations during high-volume shifts to maintain optimal coverage and meet customer needs.
  • Operated fryers carefully to avoid burns when preparing fries, fish and chicken items.
  • Safely operated ovens, fryers and grills to prevent injuries and accidents.
  • Sanitized workstation at end of shift to prevent foodborne illnesses.
  • Chopped, diced and sliced ingredients for salads, stir-fries and other dishes.
Hearth & Home Technologies - Welder
Bridgeville, DE, 10/2018 - 01/2019
  • Operated automatic welding equipment to fuse metal segments together.
  • Sustained safety protocols and promoted proper, cost-effective and accurate handling of equipment and materials.
  • Prevented distortion of parts by monitoring fitting, burning and welding processes.
  • Followed all safety guidelines, including proper machine guarding and lockout and tagout procedures.
Yrc Worldwide - Team Member
Tulsa, OK, 01/2017 - 05/2017
  • Moved supplies, finished products and heavy machinery with help of forklifts and overhead cranes.
  • Packaged numerous completed products per day and efficiently prepared shipments.
  • Loaded and unloaded steel materials and components weighing in excess of 10-20 pounds using proper safety procedures to avoid injuries.
  • Cleaned work areas regularly to keep team efficient and eliminate any safety concerns.
  • Trained new employees on loading and unloading positions to support team efficiency.
  • Worked hard to learn all required tasks quickly and maximize performance.
  • Looked for ways to go above and beyond job requirements.
  • Cleaned work areas following each shift by removing debris and trash and sweeping up metal parts.
  • Completed additional learning opportunities to advance knowledge and move into senior team member position.
  • Quality checked e-coated components to determine conformance to specifications, disposing of any unacceptable parts.
  • Drove team success by completing assigned task quickly and accurately.
  • Assisted newly hired team members by explaining company procedures and safety requirements and delivered positive feedback upon job task completion.
  • Packed and scanned completed orders for accurate shipment to final destinations.
Liquibox - Team Leader
Romeoville, IL, 02/2015 - 08/2016
  • Improved operations by working with team members and customers to find workable solutions.
  • Provided excellent service and attention to customers when face-to-face or through phone conversations.
  • Improved customer satisfaction by finding creative solutions to problems.
  • Team lead over drive-thru

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School Attended

  • DeKalb High School
  • ServSafe

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  • Lead Line Cook
  • Welder
  • Team Member
  • Team Leader


  • High School Diploma

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